Episode 41: Even blocked gauge swatches lie

Episode 40: Is this thing on?

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Mossy Way by Carol Feller in Madeline Tosh High Twist DK in Forsta colorway
  2. Azurine Cowl by Ambah O’Brian using Three Irish girls in the Luxe Adorn base in the Rain Forest colorway
  3. Fresh Till Cowl by Rebecca Fox  In Three Irish girls Springvale DK in the Aphrodite colorway. 
  4. Vanilla Sox in nerd girl yarns Bounce and Stomp base the #lolwut colorway – 

WIPS

  1. Fading point by Joji Locatelli using MadelineTosh Merino Light in Deep, Real Friends Don’t Lie, Cousteau, Chattahoochee, Celadon
  2. Azurine Hat by Ambah O’Brian using Three Irish girls in the Luxe Adorn (85/15) base in the Rain Forest colorway.

On Deck

  1. Blocking hand knits by Kate Atherley

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts: How do you Self-care?

 

 

Episode 40: Hello? Is this thing on?

Episode 40: Is this thing on?

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope (first block only)
  2. Celestarium by Audry Nicklin in MadelineTosh Twist Light Thunderstorm colorway. 
  3. Vodka Lemonade by Thea Coleman in Neighborhood Fiber Co Cobblestone DK  in Clintonville colorway

WIPS

  1. Stained Glass mitered square blanket using Ladybug laboratory pattern and tutorials
  2. Mossy Way by Carol Feller in Madeline Tosh High Twist DK in Forsta colorway
  3. Azurine Cowl by Ambah O’Brian using Three Irish girls in the Luxe Adorn base in the Rain Forest colorway

On Deck

  1. Starting point by Joji Locatelli
  2. Ice Fall by Tin Can Knits 
  3. Socks

2018 recap

Totals

Specific Plans

  1. Sweaters for me: Check
  2. Stash planning/stashdown: Not so much.
  3. Craftsy classes: Check

 

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts: Pretty purple elephants 🙂

 

 

Episode 39: Knitting the Hard Stuff

Episode 39: Knitting the Hard Stuff

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Briquette by Alicia Plummer. Using Malabrigo Arroyo in Agua

WIPS

  1. Smooth Operator Socks (again!) by Susan B Anderson in Life in the Long Grass Chlorophyll in their fine base (75/25) (wraps per inch discussion)
  2. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope
    1. Wonderland Yarns  – I’ll say which ones as each block is finished
    2. Jennie Knits Pinhole cast on tutorial
    3. Norwegian Thimble and colorway tutorial
  3. Celestarium by Audry Nicklin in MadelineTosh Twist Light Thunderstorm colorway. 
    1. Same pinhole cast on as Persian Dreams

On Deck

  1. Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman
  2. Kid hats and mitts
  3. Basic Digital Photography

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

Loopy blog post on indie versus hand-dyed
Skeindeer knits gauge episode

 

Episode 38: I’m A Recipe Girl: Give me the pattern please

Episode 38: I’m A Recipe Girl

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  2. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach
  3. More Shorty Socks using my shorty recipe (64 cast on, 10 rows 2×2 rib, afterthought waste yarn, then stockinette forever 🙂 Used Lemonade Stand yarn in the Witch Please colorway for foot and some Cascade Heritage Sock in Iris (not lilac, I mean, it looks lilac, but it’s called Iris :)).

WIPS

  1. Briquette by Alicia Plummer. Using Malabrigo Arroyo in Agua
  2. Smooth Operator Socks (again!) by Susan B Anderson in Life in the Long Grass Chlorophyll in their fine base (75/25)
  3. Briar by Kat Riddel in Cotlin  Harbor colorway.
  4. Persian Dreams by Jenise Hope

Retail Therapy

On Deck

  1. Vodka Lemonade by Thea Colman
  2. Sweater for me
    On the Grass by Joji Locatelli

    Sophie by Jennfier Wood
    Poema by Vera Sanon
    Portulaca Cardigan by Carol Feller 

    3. Celestarium by Audry Nicklin

    4.Belyse by Ysolda Teague 

    5. KIS Mitts by Alice Klich

Rants/Raves

 

 

Episode 37: De rigueur

Episode 37: De Rigueer

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Celtic Myths (Free) by Asita Krebs in Blue Moon Fiber ARts BFL Sport in Tanzanite. Status; using US 6
    1. No hump garter tab start instructions
      https://gallery.mailchimp.com/bb666d07750d69ce69464ccfd/files/Lyrical_Knits_Garter_Tab_Tutorial_for_Crescent_Shawls.pdf
    2. Helpful rav project pages I mentioned:
      https://www.ravelry.com/projects/Stormsong89/celtic-myths or https://www.ravelry.com/projects/CindyBertinetti/celtic-myths
  2. Garter scarf using Norma Wampler’s Easy Child’s Scarf; US 15 and held double with Araucania Tolten in the #1 colorway (blue, brown, salmon) and Cascade 220 in Brown

WIPS

  1. Briar by Kat Riddel in Cotlin  Harbor colorway. (Tangent was about this veratiserum colorway by Teeny Button Studios)
  2. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  3. Zigzagular by Susie White using Miss Babs Hotshot in South Beach

On Deck

  1. Belyse by Ysolda Teague
  2. KIS Mitts by Alice Klich

Retail Therap

Stranded Dyeworks: Naive watercolor and Ocean Rainbow
Madeline Tosh Merino Light in Thunderstorm

Random Recommendations

Critical Role and podcast
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (on netflix)
Death in Paradise (on netflix)

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

 

Episode 36: Swoosh, like a typewriter

Episode 36: Swoosh, like a typewriter

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Felix Felicis by Tanis Gray in Malabrigo Rios Whales Road and Aquamarine. I’m using a US 8.
  2. Lace swatches (Miriam Felton class)

WIPS

  1. Briar by Kat Riddel in Cotlin  Harbor colorway. (Tangent was about this veratiserum colorway by Teeny Button Studios)
  2. Celtic Myths (Free) by Asita Krebs in Blue Moon Fiber ARts BFL Sport in Tanzanite. Status; using US 6
    1. No hump garter tab start instructions
      https://gallery.mailchimp.com/bb666d07750d69ce69464ccfd/files/Lyrical_Knits_Garter_Tab_Tutorial_for_Crescent_Shawls.pdf  
    2. Helpful rav project pages I mentioned:
      https://www.ravelry.com/projects/Stormsong89/celtic-myths or https://www.ravelry.com/projects/CindyBertinetti/celtic-myths
  3. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway

On Deck

  1. Celestarium by Audrey Nicklin. (paid; fingering)
  2. Fair Isle Cuffs by Julie Williams (free; fingering) – 
  3. Briquette by Alicia Plummer
  4. Cathedral Wrap by Joji Locatelli

Retail Therapy

Black Trillium Fibers in Lilt base in lupine, graphene and a primrose (big ass shawl suggestions solicited please)

Stranded Dyeworks: Naive watercolor and Ocean Rainbow

JBW purchases:
Sweet Georgia tough love sock in
Saltwater, Tooth Fairy, Silver, Snowfall
Sweet Georgia Party of five minis: Jelly bean and Royals
Malabrigo Rios Cereza
Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace in Moss
Bamboo Pop in Emerald   

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

 

 

Episode 35: All the FOs Show

Episode 35: All the FOs Show

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Median tank top by Andi Satterlund in Wonderland Yarns, cheshire cat base with Splash colorway for the main and Caterpiller for the contrast and back lace “landing strip” (lololololol)
  2. Kanata Kerchief Tank by Jennifer Ozses in Knitpicks Comfy worsted in the Lilac colorway
  3. Willowfall by Erin Kurup with Miss Babs Hot Shot base in the Impatiens colorway
  4. Baby hat with traveling cables

WIPS

  1. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  2. Felix Felicis by Tanis Gray in Malabrigo Rios Whales Road and Aquamarine. I’m using a US 8. 
  3. Briar by Kat Riddel in Cotlin  Harbor colorway. (Tangent was about this veratiserum colorway by Teeny Button Studios)

On Deck

Reef Knot Tank by the Sexy Knitter

Retail Therapy

Tannei Casey bags

Rants/Raves

Retreat Review/Deep Thoughts

Jimmy Beans Wool Retreat 2018

Alana Dakos

Tanis Gray

Miriam Felton

Amanda Jarvis from Lorna’s Laces and my boring self-handdyed yarn

 

 

Episode 34: Drapey Sack-Like Look – Uh, No

Episode 34: Drapey Sack-Like Look – Uh, No

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Another Summer Kerchief by Lucy H. Lee in Cascade Cotton Pima DK in the Tomato colorway

WIPS

  1. Median tank top by Andi Satterlund in Wonderland Yarns, cheshire cat base with Splash colorway for the main and Caterpiller for the contrast and back lace “landing strip” (lololololol)
  2. Kanata Kerchief Tank by Jennifer Ozses in Knitpicks Comfy worsted in the Lilac colorway
  3. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  4. Willowfall by Erin Kurup with Miss Babs Hot Shot base in the Impatiens colorway

2018 Planification Update

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

Go watch the 90s Howard’s End

Episode 33: Auntie SaltyJo, Random Story-Teller

Episode 33: Auntie Jo Random Story-Teller

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili PepperB
  2. Winter Rose Socks by Helen Stewart in Fiber Lily yarn (Aussie base 459 yds of 80/20 merino/nylon) in Carnivale colorway
  3. Summer Kerchief by Lucy H. Lee in Cascade Cotton Pima DK in the Cool Mint colorway

WIPS

  1. Willowfall by Erin Kurup with Miss Babs Hot Shot base in the Impatiens colorway
  2. Vanilla Socks (smooth operator by Susan B Anderson, two at a time with US 0) in Lollipop yarn, quintessential base Mango Tango colorway
  3. Median tank top by Andi Satterlund in Wonderland Yarns, cheshire cat base with Splash colorway for the main and Caterpiller for the contrast and back lace “landing strip” (lololololol)
  4. Kanata Kerchief Tank by Jennifer Ozses in Knitpicks Comfy worsted in the Lilac colorway

Retail Therapy

Yarn Jar–gobstopper colorway; 75/25 merino/nylon; fingering; 460 yds) 

Sweet georgia–maroon lovely red for my birthday

Sunseeker Shade in sparkling grape (50/50 cotton acrylic DK; 246 yds)

Cascade Pima Cotton (100% pima cotton DK; 220 yds), tomato, white, cool mint

Knit picks Dishie (100% cotton worsted 190 yds) fiesta red, mulberry

Knit picks Comfy (75/25 cotton/acrylic) Sport (136 yds) in Pomegranate; Worsted (109 yds) in Lilac

Knit picks Cotlin (70/30 cotton/linen blend; DK; 123 yds) Harbor

Languish Anguish

Sampler Afghan by Leisure Arts–3 more blocks to go

Rants/Raves

Episode 32: Who Knew I’d Be So Passionate About Dobby Socks?

Episode 32: Who Knew I’d Be So Passionate About Dobby Socks?

Welcome: Please find my latest episode here.  Also, find me as saltyjoknits on ravelry or in our podcasts group on ravelry. Email me at saltyjoknits at gmail dot com and as saltyjoknits on instagram

Finished Objects

  1. Eye-searing vanilla socks (one at a time, 68 cast on) (Smooth Operator by Susan B Anderson); In Dream in Color on the smooshy base in the Candylove
  2. Afrato by Alexandra Nycha in Three Irish Girls Adorn Lux in the Birds of a Feather colorway

WIPS

  1. Salal cardi by Andi Satterlund for moi! Cascade 220 SW Quattro in Chili PepperB
  2. Winter Rose Socks by Helen Stewart in Fiber Lily yarn (Aussie base 459 yds of 80/20 merino/nylon) in Carnivale colorway
  3. Willowfall by Erin Kurup with Miss Babs Hot Shot base in the Impatiens colorway

On Deck

  1. Median tank top by Andi Satterlund
  2. Oyster Bay by Kathryn Folkerth
  3. Briar by Kat Riddell
  4. Renee’s Lace Scarf Class by Renee Strouts

Rants/Raves

Deep Thoughts

Mental Load